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According to SAPs timeline, the clock is running out for Business Suite. However, there are alternatives available for SAP licensees. [shutterstock: 545617051, Billion Photos]

According to SAPs timeline, the clock is running out for Business Suite. However, there are alternatives available for SAP licensees. [shutterstock: 545617051, Billion Photos]

S/4 Hana and the Long-Term Strategic Options For SAP Licensees

We sat down with Vinnie Mirchandani, President of Deal Architect, to get his take on the future of Business Suite, how a move to S/4 could impact application strategies, and top coping strategies that SAP licensees should consider.

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Large migration projects are often taking priority over data security. Andreas Opfer and Holger Hügel show why that is often less than ideal. [shutterstock: 556017796, Zambir Zakaria]

Large migration projects are often taking priority over data security. Andreas Opfer and Holger Hügel show why that is often less than ideal. [shutterstock: 556017796, Zambir Zakaria]

Data Security: Protecting The Crown Jewels

Although the number of security incidents is growing steadily among large and medium-sized enterprises, many of them prioritize data security lower than IT transformation projects. Andreas Opfer and Holger Hügel from Secude explain how modern security concepts should look like and how SAP executives can integrate them usefully into current Hana migration projects.

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You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

You might like this latest book release from the SAP Community. [shutterstock: 532904239, jakkaje808]

Review: Migrating to SAP S/4Hana

For those that feel that they’ve just finally figured out all the aspects of an R/3 system, the year 2025 probably isn’t one they’re looking forward to—as SAP support will cease and the company will focus on its new ERP platform, S/4Hana

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The survey showed that the majority of licensees are taking a two-soeed approach. [Shutterstock: 576985972, one photo]

The survey showed that the majority of licensees are taking a two-soeed approach. [Shutterstock: 576985972, one photo]

Survey Finds Majority of SAP Licensees Not Committed to Moving to S/4

Respondents cite hybrid IT as a preferred strategy for leveraging current robust ECC release as foundational system of record; More than 50 percent of respondents estimate S/4 reimplementation costs between $10 and $100 million

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The study conducted by Rimini Street in April 2017 finds that 89 per cent of respondents plan to continue running their prooven ERP. [shutterstock: 595730921, Doidam 10]

The study conducted by Rimini Street in April 2017 finds that 89 per cent of respondents plan to continue running their prooven ERP. [shutterstock: 595730921, Doidam 10]

SAP Licensees Plan to Continue to Run Their Proven ERP

Most SAP licensees plan to continue running their proven, SAP ERP releases given its rich functionality that more than meets their business needs without the cost, disruption and risk of migrating to S/4Hana.

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Established SAP users are finding themselves at a crossroad. Move to S/4 or stay with Business Suite? [shutterstock: 455473648, mantinov]

Established SAP users are finding themselves at a crossroad. Move to S/4 or stay with Business Suite? [shutterstock: 455473648, mantinov]

Risk vs. Reward: Key Questions at the S/4 Crossroads

As SAP continues to raise its bet for S/4Hana, SAP customers find themselves at a crossroads. Is it time to migrate to SAP’s new application, or is a wait-and-see approach the best option?

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